Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Union Launches Online M.Ed. Program

New M.Ed. program furthers UI&U’s mission to create positive change in communities through emphasis on social justice

WALNUT HILLS – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Walnut Hills, dedicated to meeting the needs of the working adult learner, today announced the launch of the Online Master of Education (M.Ed. Online) program. The new program targets educational leaders seeking to enhance their credentials and make meaningful, positive change within their institutions, all while maintaining their commitments to family, community, and career. It is consistent with UI&U’s vision to provide higher education opportunities that engage, enlighten, and empower individuals in their pursuit of a lifetime of learning and service.

Union’s M.Ed. Online program emphasizes the strong connection between social justice and education issues, with a goal to promote the development of educators who are leaders and reformers, improving schools and communities, and to enliven, strengthen, and challenge practicing educators.

“Teachers play an increasingly critical role in our communities,” said Dr. Arlene Sacks, director of the program. “The M.Ed. online option is a great opportunity for educators who see themselves as leaders and who wish to make an impact in educational reform and policy. The online delivery is geared to those who are currently engaged in their own communities and need flexible, transportable, anytime/anywhere instruction.”

Learners can complete their studies totally online, without disrupting career, family, or community commitments. The new, non-licensure online M.Ed. curriculum is in keeping with UI&U’s two low-residency M.Ed. licensure options in Vermont and Florida, and all are ideal for those seeking careers as education administrators, higher education faculty members, and leaders of non-profit organizations. The M.Ed. 36-credit hour online program can be completed in 12 months. Up to six transfer credits may apply.

Union is now enrolling learners for terms that begin August 31, 2009; January 4, 2010; and May 3, 2010. For more information contact Michelle Flick, M.Ed. Online enrollment counselor at or 1-800-486-3116 ext. 1225.


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